Weeds...or Are They?By Scarecrow
February's rain total of over 150mm has spurred the early growth of weeds around the garden.
Taking a closer look has revealed some interesting volunteers...
Hollyhocks Alcea rosea
and to think I've sown some seeds
Nettles Urtica dioica
very early this year
and much too useful to call a weed!
New Zealand Spinach Tetragonia tetragonioides
or Warrigal Greens
a useful edible native
Calendula Calendula officinalis
ever present, ever welcome!
but which one???
Red Kale Brassica oleracea
I didn't have any seeds of these to plant this year
and I notice these are free from pest attack
I have potted up some of the Hollyhocks, NZ Spinach and Kale plants. You might like to click on those photos to get a bigger view.
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